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sixty-four-dollar question

Fig. the most important question; the question that everyone wants to know the answer to. Who will win? Now, that is the sixty-four-dollar question. Now for the sixty-four-dollar question. What's the stock market going to do this year?
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the sixty-four-thousand-dollar question

  (informal) also the million-dollar question (informal)
an important or difficult question which people do not know the answer to So will she marry him or not? - that's the sixty-four-thousand-dollar question.
See beg the question, call into question, pop the question
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the sixty-four-dollar question

n. the most important question; the question that everyone wants to know the answer to. When? Now, that is the sixty-four-dollar question.
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n. an act of mutual oral sex. (Based on the interlocking numerals in 69. Usually objectionable.) The old lady caught them in the bushes doing a sixty-nine.

$64 question

The essential or ultimate question. One of the most popular radio quiz shows during the 1940s was Take It or Leave It in which contestants strived to answer question after question until they reached the top prize of sixty-four silver dollars. The questions increased in difficulty, and at any point contestants could choose to stop and keep the amount of money they had won to that point. The phrase “$64 dollar question” became a catchword to the point that it became the program's name, and people applied the phrase to any very important question or matter. Even more popular was the 1950s television spinoff, The $64,000 Question, with the phrase, now adjusted to inflation, catching on in popular speech, but not to the extent that its antecedent did.
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But they haven't slain you," the girl reminded her, "and you have been their prisoner, you say, for sixty years.
And, although it is hard to believe, I have learned that this is so, for I have lived here among them for sixty years in the palace of their king.
For sixty years you have lived here," continued Bertha Kircher, "and they have not harmed you
In sixty years you are the first to find this buried city.
Fortunately for Xanila she was halfway through the door at the time, so that Metak's blade but dented itself upon the stone arch of the portal, and then Xanila, guided doubtless by the wisdom of sixty years of similar experiences, fled down the corridor as fast as her old and tottering legs would carry her.
And I'm sure going to win, and sixty days is a long time between drinks, so I pay now.
He brought his second wife to England toward the close of eighteen hundred and sixty six.
No, sir; if ye want sixty guineas earn them, and set me in my own country.
Because they could get more out of twenty acres than we could out of a hundred an' sixty.
We're going in, not for forty acres, but for a hundred and sixty acres free from the government.
Parker & Sons, the number one service provider for the Phoenix Metropolitan area, offers a sixty minutes or less drain cleaning guarantee or else it's free in order to celebrate their technician's skill and speed.
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According to government statistics, thirteen people were killed and sixty sustained injuries in eighteen incidents of terrorism taking place during January 2011, seventeen killed and sixty sustained injuries during twelve incidents of terrorism taken place during February, forty-eight people killed and eighty-eight injured in fifteen incidents of terrorism in March, three people killed and seventeen injured in eleven incidents of terrorism during April and twelve killed and sixty-four injured in twelve incidents of terrorism occurred from 1st May to till 25th May.
Studio Three Sixty was recognized for their creative graphic design, marketing and advertising work used to celebrate West Coast University's Centennial Celebration and grand opening of their new Los Angeles campus.
Turning Sixty I'VE alwaysbeenthrifty but when I turn sixty I'm going to wear beautiful clothes Smart little suits and sassy black boots But where would I find some of those?